1.Amazon search : Where is that an improvement ? Privacy intrusion is an improvement ? What if I don't want commercials ? To me, and many others from OS world, it is a great error to include amazon in Ubuntu.
2.Dash previews : hum, have you ever used Windows ? file previews in explorer exists since XP...
3.Interface based on efficiency : What you found efficient in Unity, wasn't that efficient for many, many people. Linux Torvalds included. Same as Windows 8 modern UI, some love it, others hate it.
4.Remote login : It also exposes your external accounts to anybody who gets access to your laptop. It could be your lil bro... or a thief who just stoled your computer ! Combine this with a weak password, and you get the picture. Better use a RDP client once logged into your account.
5.Integrated web service : ever heard of gadgets ? Ever heard of active tiles ?
6.Ease of app installation : before commenting on Windows 8 store, you must know that it was done so that people could only install metro app from the store... Pretty much like the apple or android store. I hate that, many do. Also, you might find this wonderfully useful, but try installing something that's not in the repo. You'll get confronted to the old dependency hell, something that doesn't exist in Windows.
7.Remembering how funny it was to read linux zealots arguing, I really doubt you could qualify the Unity/Gnome 3 ui change as "gradual". Really, lol.
8.Same interface from server to tablet : well, that's the point. That's what you don't have a start menu in Windows 8 anymore... In which remote country have you been living ? Have you EVEN tried Windows 8 ?!! Also, for desktop use, server kernel isn't really optimal. Though Linus thinks it is, Con Kolivas doesn't, and he proves it. Learn about the great story behind the Brain F*ck Scheduler (BFS).
9.Performance boost : Windows 8 has great kernel optimisation... You can't see it if you haven't tried it...
10.Share Links file sharing : ...ever heard of Skydrive ?
Sorry, but when you want to compare two things, you need to have basic knowledge, no deep knowledge of what you're comparing. Your article just shows how undocumented and ignorant you're about Windows, and even Linux. If I was Torvalds, I would have long told you "you're a moron, you better go die somewhere alone".
And finally this : "I fully believe this will be the release that opens the eyes of the public at large to Ubuntu"
That's what is said at each Ubuntu release, yet another proof of how much of a linux zealot you are...
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